What to see in Nizhny Novgorod?
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Nizhny Novgorod is an unusual Russian city with a long history. Not one historical event left an imprint on its appearance, and it has always been interesting for tourists.
If you decide to visit this wonderful corner of Russia, you will not have to think for a long time what to see in Nizhny Novgorod. There are many noteworthy attractions.
Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
The main place of the city, gathering thousands of tourists annually, is the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin. On its territory, behind a thick two-meter wall, an entire city was formed with museums, a post office, an eternal flame, a guardhouse, a cafe, a philharmonic hall and other interesting places. From all sides the Kremlin is protected by thirteen towers. Its construction began in the 16th century and lasted for several centuries.
Walking through the territory of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, you can look at the exhibition hall "Dmitrievskaya Tower" and get acquainted with the historical exposition.In the Zachatskaya (Zachatievskaya) tower, archaeological finds found here during excavations are exhibited. Outside the walls of the Kremlin is the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, characterized by beauty and a majestic view.
What can be seen in Nizhny Novgorod to remember this city for a long time? Of course, the Chkalov ladder. This is the largest structure of this type in Russia with 560 steps, two viewing platforms. At the foot of the stairs is a memorial in the form of the boat "Hero", who participated in the Battle of Stalingrad. At the top is a monument to Valery Chkalov. The construction is clearly visible from the opposite bank of the Volga.
Many people come to Nizhny Novgorod to visit the Pechersky Monastery. It was erected in the 14th century, and almost immediately it became the cultural and spiritual center of the city. This is an amazingly state-of-the-art architectural structure, where 20 monks still live. Here is a large shrine - the icon of the Mother of God of Pechersk. Previously, local craftsmen were famous for building durable ships for Peter the First and for making quality bells.
Nizhny Novgorod: what to visit in winter?
In the winter season in Nizhny Novgorod is no less interesting than in the summer. After a walk along the snow-covered spacious street Bolshaya Pokrovskaya, where there are a lot of lights in the evening, you can go to warm yourself in the apartment-museum of Maxim Gorky. Here he lived and wrote great works: “Mother”, “At the bottom”, “Summer residents”. The situation in the museum remains the same as during his life, even there are photos of a young writer.
In addition, it is interesting to get acquainted with the exhibits of the museum of the river fleet. This is a one-of-a-kind landmark. Here are the models of known shipping means: the steamer "Catherine", the warship "Orel" and others.
A trip to Nizhny Novgorod will definitely bring a lot of pleasant impressions.